More than three in five Irish employees are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their jobs 1 month ago

More than three in five Irish employees are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their jobs

Covid-19 has left Irish workers very concerned about their futures.

66% of Irish employees are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their job and their ability to find a job in the future.

This is according to a recent survey by Jobs.ie, which also found that over 70% of employees impacted by Covid-19 are not confident that the changes made to their job will be ever be reversed.

Of those whose jobs have been impacted, 45% have been let go on a temporary basis, with a further 16% saying that they have been let go permanently.

Others have experienced reduced working hours, pay reductions, company closures or redundancies, or have moved to a working from home environment.

The findings are based on a survey conducted among employees across 40 different industries and found that Covid-19 has already impacted over 80% of people’s jobs in some capacity.

Jobs.ie General Manager Christopher Paye spoke about the survey's findings, saying: "It is important that employers maintain open channels of communications with their employees and provide them with regularised updates on what each phase will mean for the business.

"In the current circumstances, clear communication and consistent contact by employers is vital to allay uncertainty and anxiety."

The results of the survey follow research published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) which said that Covid-19 will result in a massive recession in Ireland, one which is unprecedented in modern times.